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Old 5 November 2013, 07:32 PM   #91
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oh wow, this thread......just incredible. thank you to all who post their incredible watches. a real treat!
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Old 9 November 2013, 12:13 AM   #92
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I gather that Langhe in its present form has been around for just over 20 years. I find it amazing that they are considered on a par with PP in so short a time. It's one thing to make beautiful watches, another to market their watches so well that they have gotten to this pinnacle so fast. Any thoughts they were able to market themselves so effectively?
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Old 9 November 2013, 12:38 AM   #93
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I gather that Langhe in its present form has been around for just over 20 years. I find it amazing that they are considered on a par with PP in so short a time. It's one thing to make beautiful watches, another to market their watches so well that they have gotten to this pinnacle so fast. Any thoughts they were able to market themselves so effectively?
I think when market is the biggest part of your success then it takes longer but when quality and beautiful dials are added then you take off like a rocket!
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Old 9 November 2013, 12:48 AM   #94
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The company was founded in the 17th century by Fedrinand Adolph Lange.

It was dismissed by the German communist regime in the 1950s and then reopened by the Lange family in 1994. So technically the company exists only for about two decades but in practice it has a great history.
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Old 9 November 2013, 02:44 PM   #95
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The company was founded in the 17th century by Fedrinand Adolph Lange.
Actually, 19th century - founded in 1845.
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Old 9 November 2013, 03:15 PM   #96
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Of course you're right! I should pay more attention when I write. BTW, the 1815 Line is named after the founder's birth year.

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Old 9 November 2013, 10:36 PM   #97
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Old 10 November 2013, 12:47 PM   #98
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QC, what's that in the background please?
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Old 10 November 2013, 12:58 PM   #99
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QC, what's that in the background please?
TBH I have no idea. It was in the local mall... LOL!
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Old 10 November 2013, 12:59 PM   #100
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That Pour Le Merite is my one true grail. I haven't seen another watch I like as much. The ALS Perpetual Tourbillon is probably the closest to a second place though...
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Old 10 November 2013, 01:00 PM   #101
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QC, that's disappointing, I thought I was about to find out that you had an awesome car collection as well!
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Old 10 November 2013, 01:02 PM   #102
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QC, that's disappointing, I thought I was about to find out that you had an awesome car collection as well!
Nope, just my heavily modified AMS Nissan GT-R Alpha 10. Unless you consider off-roading in a Jeep Rubicon exotic....
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Old 10 November 2013, 01:37 PM   #103
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Nope, just my heavily modified AMS Nissan GT-R Alpha 10. Unless you consider off-roading in a Jeep Rubicon exotic....
Cool weapon of choice! Congrats! I left my car collecting days behind me when I moved back to HK. Hence more money for watches!
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Old 10 November 2013, 01:38 PM   #104
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That Pour Le Merite is my one true grail. I haven't seen another watch I like as much. The ALS Perpetual Tourbillon is probably the closest to a second place though...
Yep, agree re the latter. I don't think you responded to my earlier question of pricing for this model. Any views?
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Old 10 November 2013, 01:55 PM   #105
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Yep, agree re the latter. I don't think you responded to my earlier question of pricing for this model. Any views?
I think it is boutique only. If so, then retail price only.
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Old 10 November 2013, 02:13 PM   #106
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I think it is boutique only. If so, then retail price only.
Thanks, what is sticker price in US please? I am at Eur220 so far from my preliminary investigations.
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Old 10 November 2013, 02:16 PM   #107
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Thanks, what is sticker price in US please? I am at Eur220 so far from my preliminary investigations.
I'm not sure. I was offered one last spring, but I don't recall now.
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Old 10 November 2013, 02:57 PM   #108
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Thanks, what is sticker price in US please? I am at Eur220 so far from my preliminary investigations.
The US List for the 720.025 is $341900. I do not believe that it is a Boutique only piece as I was offered one from a non-boutique AD.

I posted a thread earlier regarding a Lange event in NYC this past Thursday. Mr Anthony De Haas of Lange was actually sporting a Lange Toubillion Perpetual at the event. I spent some time looking at it and was quite surprised at how simple and uncluttered the dial was for such a complicated piece. I was "baiting" Mr. de Haas as to when they will be coming out with the non-Tourbillion version of that perpetual model as I told him i thought it would be a big seller, given the obvious cost reduction with the absence of the Tourbillion. He was quite coy and wouldn't give any hint if I was on the right track.
Personally , I think I am. Time will tell.
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Old 10 November 2013, 05:08 PM   #109
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Good intel Ken thanks. I just bought something else today, so will return to the Lange strategy when I have digested the latest!
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Old 11 November 2013, 01:41 PM   #110
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Of course you're right! I should pay more attention when I write. BTW, the 1815 Line is named after the founder's birth year.

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In fitting fashion, I bought myself a 1815 a few years ago for my 30th birthday, which yes - was Adolph Lange's age when he started Lange & Sohne.
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Old 13 December 2013, 12:44 AM   #111
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Old 13 December 2013, 12:47 AM   #112
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Something I love, and most likely never own. Simply stunning
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Old 13 December 2013, 01:26 PM   #113
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Old 13 December 2013, 02:08 PM   #114
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Old 13 December 2013, 03:06 PM   #115
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Love Lange. My favorite timepieces next to Patek. Had the opportunity to try a few on at a local AD. Beautiful. Unfortunately, I will probably never be able to own one. Until I hit the Mega Millions...



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Old 13 December 2013, 03:40 PM   #116
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Old 15 December 2013, 08:57 AM   #117
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Mine had cocktails with his big brother in platinum last night :)
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Old 15 December 2013, 09:20 AM   #118
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Old 16 December 2013, 01:07 AM   #119
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16min 40 sec well spent with Lange
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Old 16 December 2013, 09:38 AM   #120
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OMG, the MP overload made me write OMG!!!!
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